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HUTCHISON, KAY BAILEY, Republican Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 9
Total cost of trips - $19,444.54

Average cost per trip - $2,160.50
Total number of days spent traveling - 21 days
Rank of representative - 307 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Vinson & Elkins, Houston, Texas
Dates - April 28, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Phoenix, AZ

Purpose - speak to firm's women's seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,582.00
Lodging Cost - $990.00
Meal Cost - $174.24
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,746.24

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - George C. Marshall Foundation
Dates - March 8, 2002 - March 8, 2002 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - Remarks at George C. Marshal Foundation Award Reception and Dinner honoring President George Herbert Walker Bush
Notes - Indicates amounts are estimates.

Travel Cost - $1,451.50
Lodging Cost - $173.77
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,625.27

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 15, 2002 - August 21, 2002 (7 days)
Location(s) - London, England

Purpose - To participate in a conference on U.S. -Russian Relations
Notes -

Travel Cost - $4,362.20
Lodging Cost - $1,676.00
Meal Cost - $1,800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,838.20

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Dates - June 20, 2003 - June 21, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Beaver Creek, CO

Purpose - Attend the AEI World Forum
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,746.50
Lodging Cost - $185.00
Meal Cost - $89.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,020.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Kincaid School, Houston, TX
Dates - May 23, 2003 - May 23, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - Houston, TX

Purpose - Serve as commencement speaker for The Kincaid School graduation
Notes - dependent accompanied. Dulles - Houston - Dallas

Travel Cost - $3,093.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,093.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Northrop Grumman
Dates - July 18, 2003 - July 18, 2003 (1 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Serve as sponsor for the christening of the USS San Antonio
Notes - Spouse attended

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $275.33
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $275.33

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute Inc
Dates - November 29, 2004 - December 1, 2004 (3 days)
Location(s) - Irvington, VA

Purpose - Bicameral Leadership Retreat
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $339.00
Meal Cost - $437.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $776.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Institute Inc
Dates - January 27, 2005 - January 28, 2005 (2 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bicameral Congressional Retreat.
Notes - Greenbrier

Travel Cost - $184.00
Lodging Cost - $636.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $820.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Lasker Foundation
Dates - September 23, 2005 - September 23, 2005 (1 days)
Location(s) - New York, NY

Purpose - To make remarks at the 60th Anniversary Lasker Awards Program
Notes -

Travel Cost - $250.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $250.00

Additional family members - No

American RadioWorks |
Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Minorities and Special Ed

For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

Recent Posts

  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

    A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.
  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.